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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:57 PM

looking for the scariest books

Have read Lovecraft, Oates, Jackson, Barker, Aickman, Mattheson, Pahlanik, Straub, Saki...etc...etc.

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Reply looking for the scariest books (Original post)
clarice Feb 2013 OP
Duer 157099 Feb 2013 #1
clarice Feb 2013 #3
Duer 157099 Feb 2013 #5
clarice Feb 2013 #6
Duer 157099 Feb 2013 #12
clarice Feb 2013 #13
Duer 157099 Feb 2013 #14
clarice Feb 2013 #15
kag Feb 2013 #17
clarice Feb 2013 #19
kag Feb 2013 #25
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #2
clarice Feb 2013 #4
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #7
clarice Feb 2013 #9
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #8
clarice Feb 2013 #10
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #11
Neoma Feb 2013 #16
clarice Feb 2013 #18
Neoma Feb 2013 #20
clarice Feb 2013 #21
Neoma Feb 2013 #22
clarice Feb 2013 #23
Neoma Feb 2013 #24

Response to clarice (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:58 PM

1. Colin Wilson? n/t

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:07 PM

3. I have read a book.....

I think it's called simply "The occult" by Colin Wison.
I enjoy his writing style. Thanks

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Response to clarice (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:09 PM

5. Same here, I love him

Try The Mind Parasites

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:12 PM

6. Mind Parasites...check. Thanks for the input.....

Have you ever read Robert Chambers..The King in Yellow ?

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Response to clarice (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:30 PM

12. No, I'm not generally a scifi/horror book fan

I just really like Colin Wilson

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:38 PM

13. Didn't he do a Bio of A. Crowley? nt

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Response to clarice (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:40 PM

14. Not sure but wouldn't surprise me

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:41 PM

15. Thanks for the link. nt

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:15 AM

17. phenomenological existentialism?

That's a mouthful!!!

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Response to kag (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:04 PM

19. I'm sorry Kag, you lost me on that one. nt

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Response to clarice (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:54 PM

25. It's from the wikipedia article...

Colin Henry Wilson (born 26 June 1931) is a prolific English writer who first came to prominence as a philosopher and novelist. Wilson has since written widely on true crime, mysticism and other topics. He prefers calling his philosophy new existentialism or phenomenological existentialism.

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Response to clarice (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:59 PM

2. Perhaps it's time to write your own?

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:09 PM

4. Funny that you say that SD

I have submitted two short stories to be included in an anthology of new Horror.
Fingers crossed.

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Response to clarice (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:14 PM

7. Excellent!

Now expand your horizons. I haven't read horror in years, I used to enjoy King and Rice as well as your list. In fact I now get my fill of fiction reading books on the economy and politics and haven't been able to finish a novel in years.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:18 PM

9. Aint THAT the truth ! nt

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Response to clarice (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:15 PM

8. Do keep us posted as to your success....

Sending good vibes your way >>>>>>>>>

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:19 PM

10. Got em'......those felt good. nt

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Response to clarice (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:26 PM

11. GOOD

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Response to clarice (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:06 PM

16. Scariest book in the non-fiction section?

I always read really cheery books, so I'll just give you a taste of the depressing books that are out there I guess.


•Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden
•The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
•Uranium by Tom Zoellner
•The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
•Switching Time by Richard K. Baer
•The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

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Response to Neoma (Reply #16)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:03 PM

18. Neoma, I generally read non-fiction also....

But sometimes I need a good scare. I think that the scariest non-fiction book is The Communist Manifesto. How many people died because of that book?

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Response to clarice (Reply #18)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:20 PM

20. I don't know what kind of scary you mean though.

I'd go read about genocides and environmental doomsday books personally. Or do you mean scary as in how stupid and dangerous people are in America? Or scary as in maimed childhoods, Hitler or NASA space disasters? Scary as in disease or drugs? Serial killers, and rapists? Nixon? Flesh eating bacteria? Clowns?

Too much to account for. But I do say those books I just pointed you to are scary in one way or another.

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Response to Neoma (Reply #20)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:22 PM

21. I will check out the books that you mentioned.

I guess I was talking about supernatural scary.
Clowns ??????? *shudder*

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Response to clarice (Reply #21)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:28 PM

22. Supernatural?

Religious cults might entertain you...

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Response to Neoma (Reply #22)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:30 PM

23. I actually have read quite a few books about religious cults...

and secret societies. Very spooky

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Response to clarice (Reply #23)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:40 PM

24. Books on what's in the ocean?

If you want to learn about monsters, that might be neat. Insects are very interesting and deadly too. There's definitely more animals/insects you haven't heard of that are scary as hell. Reality is stranger than fiction after all.

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